PARIS (AFP): What if Shakespeare’s tragic general Macbeth was a warlord from the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo? The African nation may be a long way from Scotland, but a new opera in Paris imagines the Bard’s dark tale about the ruinous effects of political ambition set in one of the most scarred corners of the continent and the scene of one of its longest and bloodiest wars. South African Brett Bailey takes Italian composer Verdi’s  opera, chops it up and plunges it into what he calls an ‘invisible’ part of the world.